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detribalize

[dee-trahy-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), de·trib·al·ized, de·trib·al·iz·ing.
  1. to cause to lose tribal allegiances and customs, chiefly through contact with another culture.
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Also especially British, de·trib·al·ise.

Origin of detribalize

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + tribal + -ize
Related formsde·trib·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for detribalization

detribalize

detribalise

verb (tr)
  1. to cause members of a tribe to lose their characteristic customs or social, religious, or other organizational features
  2. to cause tribal people to adopt urban ways of life
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Derived Formsdetribalization or detribalisation, noun
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